Owen Smith

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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Pontypridd Labour

Owen Smith’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland Finances 12 Mar 2018

    May I begin by wishing the Secretary of State a very happy birthday for today? I thank her for advance sight of her statement. Of course, we saw most of it last week when the Government effectively published the budget for Northern Ireland in a written statement that came out at 5 o’clock on a Thursday evening, and I have to say that I think that is an unsatisfactory state of affairs;...
  • Northern Ireland Finances 12 Mar 2018

    It was 2005-06.
  • European Union Citizenship: Armed Forces Covenant: Northern Ireland 7 Mar 2018

    I have, of course, met DUP Members, and I would be happy to do so again on any occasion the hon. Gentleman chooses. On the implementation issue, the reality is that the armed forces covenant does apply in Northern Ireland. As I said, there are some issues with implementation, but the semantic point that I think his colleagues were trying to make was that it was not fully endorsed by the...

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Labour MP for Pontypridd

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Owen Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Wales
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • HM Treasury
  • Health
  • Universal Credit
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Child Care
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Fit for Work Programme

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (since 14 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (14 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (14 May 2012 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Wales) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 28 Nov 2011)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Owen Smith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 15 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 80.15% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 278 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Mar 2018.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: GMB National Office, 22 Stephenson Way, Euston NW1 2HD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Mr G Robinson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 in respect of my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 20 February 2017

Date accepted: 20 March 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 April 2017)
Name of donor: John Stevens
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 in respect of my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 10 May 2017

Date accepted: 7 June 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 July 2017)
Name of donor: More United Ltd.
Address of donor: 49 Knatchbull Road, London, SE5 9QR

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6500

Date received: 23 May 2017

Date accepted: 15 June 2017

Donor status: company, registration 10285790.

(Registered 07 July 2017)

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